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Brass Baron Statuary
Pond spitters are like an added attraction to your water garden or koi pond. Even though spitters are mainly used on focusing attention to a certain area of the pond they also give a nice sound of falling water that is very calming and pleasant sounding. The gentle sound of water is an alluring pond element. Splashing water attracts birds and other wildlife to pond areas, and the slight turbulence that pond spitters create may help dissuade mosquitoes from laying eggs in the pond.
They help with the circulation of water in a pond but never expect your spitter to be the sole purpose of circulating your pond or as the only item to add oxygen into your water garden.
Spitters are made from many different materials such as Brass, Bronze, Copper, Steel and a durable lightweight material called Poly Resin. Cost can vary from several dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the size and material the statuary product is made from.
A pond spitter requires a smaller pump than most pond fountains. These pumps need to produce 80 gph to 700 gph depending on the size spitter. Some larger spitters can even take a stronger sized pump.
Spitters can range from 6 inches up to 10 feet in height. Typical figures consist of animals, fish and birds plus many other statuary designs.
Whenever non-stationary spitters are used, it is important to ensure that the flow of water will never be directed over the boundary of the pond. Gentle winds can be capricious, and a floating spitter that ends up in exactly the wrong place can empty 100 gallons or more from a pond during the course of a day. This can be disastrous to a water garden with a small volume. Usually there is a line with a weight that will go towards the bottom to keep your statuary spitter in place.